The veteran rink of Pottinger (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Nicole Joraanstad (Verona, Wis.), Natalie Nicholson (Bemidji, Minn.) and Tabitha Peterson (Eagan, Minn.) understand that it is a long week of games but realize that they must start putting together some wins if they hope to be part of the four-team playoff field come Friday.
"We're just so close to putting it all together," said Joraanstad, 31, who is making her seventh world championship appearance. "I know tomorrow we're going to go out and play strong again. I really feel like it's going to start coming into place. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon. There are 11 round robin games. Even three losses isn't going to deter us from going out there, playing hard and getting those W's and seeing where things shake out at the end of the week."
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